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Dating Rules For Christians

Should Christians ever date non-Christians?

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 ---Jackie on 1/14/08
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2 Corinthians 6:14 declares, Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character (1 Corinthians 15:33). Having any kind of intimate relationship with an unbeliever can quickly and easily turn into something that is a hindrance to your walk with Christ.
---Court7646 on 2/28/08

1) Amen Shaun T....well said! I have been single since my divorce and totally celibate for 11 1/2 years. I have not dated, held hands or kissed a man in all that time. I personally do not believe in dating. I believe if you pray and seek God, HE will bring you that special person to marry, if it is in His will. Dating only leads to heartache, temptation and soul-ties that should never have been formed in the first place. I believe that if I kiss another man that is not to be my husband,
---Holly4jc on 1/21/08

2) I have then given what belongs to my husband to another man. I am being faithful to the one that God has for me. Being faithful BEFORE that special person comes into your life is great training for being faithful TO that person once you are married. It also develops patience, long-suffering, faithfulness as well as building up your reliance and trust in the Lord. As far as dating a non-Christian, that is just NOT an option, no matter what.
---Holly4jc on 1/21/08

Why play with fire? That's what dating a non-Christian is in the long run. Based on my experience as a Youth Director, have seen pleanty of Christian young people date non-Christians, and regret in later on after they get married to a non-Christian. The mistake they made was in thinking they could change the non-Christian, when in reality it was the non-Christian who changed them. My advice is "NO" a Christian should not date a non-Christian.
---wivv on 1/14/08

#1 Dating is a modern invention and was virtually unknown in past times and other cultures. It takes daughters out from under the authority of their fathers where everyone does what is right in their own eyes with parents rarely ever involved in these decisions. Dating and individuals being alone together before marriage leads to gross immorality in the church where fornication, "petting" and all other types of sin are committed with hardly anyone blinking an eye.
---ShaunT on 1/14/08

#2 It also causes great emotional damage on countless individuals as they give their hearts, emotions and their body to someone they will never marry. All of this staying with them the rest of their life, where if they do get married, all of this "baggage" comes along. Hence, Christians are no better than unbelievers were divorce rates in the 'church' are > than those of the world.

Listen to Paul Washer's messages on dating. It may change your perspective.
---ShaunT on 1/14/08

The Bible say to marry and multiply,I think dating is what takes place to lead to that.The Bible say to be equally yoked ,you have to date to find that out.the thing about dating is to be strong in the lord and pray for the lord to send someone in your life that he feels is right for you then wait on him to do that.We make alot of mistakes by going ahead of God instead of waiting for his answer.we get in to big of a hurry to get what we want and end up getting what we don't want.
---judy on 1/14/08

It's like plugging a toaster into a dryer plug, it doesn't fit, and it's too much power for the toaster.

DATE but don't do it according to the flesh first. Flesh dating is dating people that are physically attractive to you and forgetting about if your values and beliefs line up. The temptation's strength is according to how lonely you feel.

Internet dating is actually better for finding a good match, because if the attraction isn't in your face tempting you it's easy to be more objective.
---Pharisee on 1/14/08

Perhaps we should not fly in aircraft?
The Bible says nothing about that
---alan_of_UK on 1/14/08

Especially if you're married, right Jack?
---Mike on 1/14/08

The real question is should Christians date anyone?

The Bible doesn't say a thing about dating.
---Jack on 1/14/08

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